The role and impact of leadership development in supporting ethical action in organisations

Ellen Van Velsor, Evelina Ascalon – Credit Suisse, Zurich, Switzerland

Summary

This paper aims to argue that effective and well‐designed leadership development can help successful managers stay on the right path, in terms of ethical behaviour. In addition to reviewing key research findings on the factors that lead to success and derailment in European organisations, the paper discusses key aspects and outcomes of well‐designed leadership development initiatives and how those relate to the ethical issues and problems posed as “successful” managers move into more senior levels with the attendant demands and pressures…

Citation

Van Velsor, E., & Ascalon, E. (2008). The role and impact of leadership development in supporting ethical action in organisations. Journal of Management Development, 27(2), 187–195. https://doi.org/10.1108/02621710810849326

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